Dairy Free Spinach Pesto

Posted on Jul 21 2011 - 2:06am by Mike Lieberman
    Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Handful of spinach
  • 8-10 basil leaves
  • Some parsley sprigs
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1/4 cup each of walnuts and sunflower seeds
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • Dash of sea salt and black pepper
  • Optional: 2 tablespoons of nutritional yeast
  • Optional: Get crazy and add 2 tablespoons of parmesan cheese
    How to make:

  • Add all ingredients to food processor.
  • Pulse down to desired consistency adding more olive oil if you want it looser.
  • Serve a top pasta, as a dip, on salads, whatever…


10 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Mandi @ Life...Your Way July 21, 2011 at 10:24 am -

    Ooh, thank you! My toddler has a major dairy intolerance that were trying to address, but she LOVES pesto. (Seriously loves it. Won’t eat her chicken? Add pesto. Won’t eat her toast? Add pesto. Won’t eat her veggies? Add pesto. LOL!) It’s been hard to eliminate that too, so this has been on my “research” list for a couple weeks, and you just saved me some Googling!

  2. Mike Lieberman July 21, 2011 at 1:40 pm -

    Glad I could help. It’s definitely a good starting point. Lemme know how she and you like it.

  3. Melissa Willis July 21, 2011 at 2:39 pm -

    Sounds fantastic!  Thanks for the recipe!

  4. Mary C. July 21, 2011 at 4:40 pm -

    oh this looks yummay!

  5. Anonymous July 21, 2011 at 5:26 pm -

    what pesto has dairy?

    -olive oil

  6. Katherine Kelley July 21, 2011 at 8:59 pm -

    This sounds great!  Never thought of adding spinach.  I can’t wait to try it this weekend!

  7. Mike Lieberman July 21, 2011 at 9:14 pm -

    Why thank you.

  8. WendyinCA July 22, 2011 at 4:38 am -

    The cheese.

  9. Mike Lieberman July 22, 2011 at 1:43 pm -

    Spinach is great because the flavor is so mild.

  10. Mike Lieberman July 22, 2011 at 1:44 pm -

    Yup most has parmesan cheese in it.

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